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"Just keep swimming" Getting back into healthy habits...

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This post is 3 years old I think. I've been half assed trying to change my bad habits. Every time I start I end up getting off track. There has to be a way for me to stay motivated and going forward with all of this.

Right now, I weigh more than I did when I started this post!! How bad is that? It's frustrating. Things absolutely have to change. I think my liver issues are starting back up because I'm swelling more than normal. My health is going down. I can't walk up one flight of stairs at my parents apartment without feeling wore out. It is time to set real goals.

Hi, my name is Amber and I'm addicted to junk food and pop.

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Hello! I'm Amber, a 29yr old single mom of 3 awesomesauce kiddos and we have 1 pain in the toosh boxer/lab dog!! 

I've always had issues with my weight. When I was in middle school, I started getting teased by the popular kids for being fat and ugly. In reality, I wasn't that big at all!! I even remember the exact moment that I decided to stop wearing shorts because of this one new popular girl at school in 7th grade. It was horrible and I hated school after all of that.

At this moment, I weigh the most I have ever weighed since my 1st pregnancy. I weigh 40 more lbs than I did when I first met my bf 3yrs ago. He doesn't mind it but I DO! I don't mind being "plus sized". I don't want to be super skinny. What I really want is to be healthy for myself and my kids.  

My most recent wake up call was on Monday morning. I decided I wanted to weigh myself and see where I was at. I stepped onto the scale and my jaw dropped!! I basically gained 20lbs in a lil over one month! I felt like such a fatass. That gave me a lil bit of motivation to start over again!! I went out and bought myself a heart rate monitor. Hoping that will motivate me as well!

I weigh 260lbs right now. My goal weight loss is between 75-110lbs. I'm not totally sure how I am going to get there. Baby steps and perserverance right?

My biggest hurdle is my period! It brings me crashing down every single time! My second biggest hurdle is motivation. I can motivate others just not myself. My third biggest hurdle is just being lazy and eating too much. I also need accountability. 

The 30 Day Shred was the dvd I was using about 2 months ago. Here recently, I have decided to start the Couch 2 5k program. I found out there are TWO 5k's coming up here in KC that I really would love to do!! I know that if I am paying to do this, I WILL have to train for it!! I am logging my meals and exercise on myfitnesspal.com as well.

I don't want to be this size or feel this crappy anymore!! It's definitely time for a change.

by on Mar. 7, 2012 at 6:37 PM
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ambtrav2kids
by Amber on Mar. 18, 2014 at 9:20 AM
Ready to get my tax refund back. I'm buying myself new jeans, bra, heart rate monitor, running shoes, and possibly a fitbit.

I really haven't bought myself anything (besides junk food) in a really long time. I think I'm most excited about the last three items.

With proper running shoes I can get in better runs. I've got a zombie, run app on my phone. I'm terrified of zombies and I usually go running in the morning while it's still dark. Creepy!!!!!

Getting ready to move. In about two months we'll be moving to another city. It's only 15 minutes away from the town I live in now. So that has been stressful. But hey, I'll be thinking about it like it's a workout when the day comes.

As far as working out etc is going... I've been doing more walking than anything. Surprisingly drinking more water without having to force myself. Think I'm getting used to the taste. Still working on my eating habits. I'm YO-yo'ing between the same 5 lbs. Not sure what to do about it. The house is a mess from trying to throw things out etc. I have no space to workout. I'll figure something out.
ambtrav2kids
by Amber on Mar. 28, 2014 at 7:56 AM
I'm back up to 266. I've gained back the weight I lost. It doesn't help that my bf isn't much help.
ambtrav2kids
by Amber on Jul. 1, 2014 at 9:04 PM
July 1st. 269 lbs.
I got a fitbit. Not motivating. I got new shoes. Not running. I buy more fruits and veggies. Still eating junk.

I'm getting fatter. I'm trying to take baby steps to change. It's so hard when my bf thinks we can eat whatever all the time. Like tonight he brought home pizza. Pizza is a true weakness of mine. I looooooooooooooooooooove pizza. I know I can eat it but I have to watch portions however I can't stick to portions with pizza. ALL THE PIZZA IS MINE! Ya know the feels?

Anyhow, I've got to get my eating under control.
ambtrav2kids
by Amber on Feb. 2, 2015 at 1:53 PM

Oh gee... Look at that ^^^

It's the exact same. I eat pizza EVERY Thursday at work. I still can't get my eating under control.

Onward...

As of today I weigh 267.6 lbs. It might be off since I just ate lunch.

Guess what I just ate though... A baconator. Yup. I knew better too.

I know tomorrow is a new day, however, the way I see it is I can make tomorrow a better day TODAY instead of waiting until tomorrow. 

 

My first goals are:

1)plan and pack work lunches for the week (this is to curb fast food eating and control how much I'm eating through the day) 

2)drink more water (I have already take a step towards this with buying crystal light to add to my water for a better taste)

I will eventually encorporate workouts when I can get my eating habits under control. One thing at a time.

ambtrav2kids
by Amber on Feb. 4, 2015 at 5:29 PM

 WHY is it when I start eating healthier that I have massive cravings for junk food?!?! I wish it would stop.

Today I packed a great lunch. As soon as lunch hit I started craving cheeseburgers. I didn't really want it as much as I wanted to salty part. I think that has become a habit. I've gotten into the bad habit of going out to eat for lunch daily. It's been my routine for the past two years.

How do I change this habit/routine?!?!

ambtrav2kids
by Amber on Jun. 15, 2015 at 8:24 PM
Being fat sucks.
ambtrav2kids
by Amber on Aug. 1, 2015 at 1:06 PM
basically, I'm an idiot.
michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Aug. 1, 2015 at 1:27 PM

No, but you need a plan AND support.  Set smaller goals, like "I'm not going to eat any junk food today" or "I'm going to eat 3 cups (6 servings) of non-starchy veggies today" or "I AM going to walk up and down the stairs FIVE times."  See if any co-workers want to start a diet challenge, or ask a close co-worker if they would hold you accountable while at work.

Quoting ambtrav2kids: basically, I'm an idiot.


michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Aug. 1, 2015 at 1:29 PM

easy fix to this:  don't carry cash or debit card.  Hard to get a cheeseburger when you can't pay for it.

Quoting ambtrav2kids:

 WHY is it when I start eating healthier that I have massive cravings for junk food?!?! I wish it would stop.

Today I packed a great lunch. As soon as lunch hit I started craving cheeseburgers. I didn't really want it as much as I wanted to salty part. I think that has become a habit. I've gotten into the bad habit of going out to eat for lunch daily. It's been my routine for the past two years.

How do I change this habit/routine?!?!


michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Aug. 1, 2015 at 1:31 PM

I'd fix the pizza problem by eating the toppings and tossing the rest.

Quoting ambtrav2kids: July 1st. 269 lbs. I got a fitbit. Not motivating. I got new shoes. Not running. I buy more fruits and veggies. Still eating junk. I'm getting fatter. I'm trying to take baby steps to change. It's so hard when my bf thinks we can eat whatever all the time. Like tonight he brought home pizza. Pizza is a true weakness of mine. I looooooooooooooooooooove pizza. I know I can eat it but I have to watch portions however I can't stick to portions with pizza. ALL THE PIZZA IS MINE! Ya know the feels? Anyhow, I've got to get my eating under control.


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